Yeseul Park


Home Country: South Korea

Alma maters: Rice University, M.M., 2020; Manhattan School of Music, B.M., 2018

Instagram: @yyesevln

Photo by Matt Dine


Awards/Competitions: 1st Place, Pre-college Division, 2013 American String Teachers’ Association (ASTA) Los Angeles Finals Competition; 1st place, 2013 San Fernando Valley Concerto Competition; Finalist, 2012 the VOCE State Finals

Appearances: Young Artists Program, Ottawa, 2018; Music Academy of the West, 2016; Beverly Hills International Music Festival, 2013; American Youth Symphony Orchestra, 2011–12

When did you realize you wanted to pursue music as a career? I started learning violin when I was in elementary school. Since then, the times that I played my violin quickly became the most meaningful and joyful in my life, and I knew that I wanted to spend my life letting others know the power of music.

How did you hear about TŌN? What inspired you to apply? I heard of TŌN from my friends at Rice. I was inspired by the opportunity to perform in an orchestra and to exchange musical insights with the brightest souls.

Who are your biggest inspiration? My family and violin teachers

Which composer or genre of music do you feel you connect with the most? Ludwig van Beethoven

Favorite non-classical musician or band: Ed Sheeran, Tom Misch, Johnny Stimson, IU

If you could play another instrument, what would it be? Vocal

If you weren’t a musician, what would you be doing? Either a veterinarian or a teacher

Tell us something about yourself that might surprise us: I have attended to schools in Korea, China, and the U.S.!